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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ali screenplay - post author Don

Ali – undated, unspecified draft script by Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson and Eric Roth & Michael Mann (Story by Gregory Allen Howard) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Muhammad Ali from 1964 to 1974, told in three braided threads. The boxer: from becoming champion to regaining the championship. Religion and politics: Cassius Clay becomes a Black Muslim, truncates a friendship with Malcolm X, perhaps is Elijah Muhammad’s pawn, refuses induction into the US military, and faces a five year prison sentence while his case goes to the Supreme Court. Family: he marries twice and by 1974 marriage two is strained, defends his white trainer, has a brother in Bundini Brown, and is wily with Howard Cosell. Throughout, Ali keeps his own counsel: in the ring, at the induction center when he won’t step forward, and in friendship, love, and victory.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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